'Safrano' rose Description
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• SaffronaAlso referenced as:
Saphrano, Saffrano, Safrona
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Apricot or apricot blend Tea.
Registration name: Safrano
Yellow, apricot shading, ages to buff . Strong fragrance. 22 petals. Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 9b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Vigorous. heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
Parentage uncertain, see References. Despite some sources 'Aimée Plantier' was a rose distinct from 'Safrano'.
In Italy, 'Marie van Houtte' is often confused with 'Safrano'